Alvin Bragg has made history by becoming the first African-American to be elected as the district attorney for Manhattan in the city of New York. Bragg, who is 48 years old and a native of Harlem, is a civil rights attorney and a former federal prosecutor who has worked on a variety of civil rights cases. When he ran for office, he promised to transform the culture of the district attorney’s office and to devote greater resources to high-level criminal cases.
According to NBC News, Bragg told supporters on election night that the district attorney’s first responsibility is to ensure both fairness and safety.
It is the trust that has been placed in me on the ballot, but it is also the trust that has been placed in all of us — and it is this that we have worked for — to set an example for the city and the country in terms of combining partnership, fairness, and safety into a single package.
Taking over the investigation into the Trump Organization, Bragg has already had his hands full in his new post as deputy attorney general. The president is anticipated to make a decision on whether or not to indict Donald Trump.